As an Australian poet, your contribution shapes our culture. None believed this more so than the late Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO, one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary poets. Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His passion was turned to action when he chose to sponsor this prominent literary prize.
The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize is offered each year and applicants can enter the competition by submitting poetry. The 2023 winner of The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize will receive $3000, and two highly commended entrants will be awarded $500 each.
The competition opens on Monday 4 September 2023 and closes on Wednesday 15 November 2023 per the Terms and Conditions
Click here to register and submit poems.